7 Days to Die 2 - News and what we'd love to see

A zombie apocalypse in 7 Days to Die.
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A zombie apocalypse in 7 Days to Die.
Credit: Steam

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If you’re looking for 7 Days to Die 2 news, then you’re in the right place. 7 Days to Die has been in Early Access since 2013, when it was released to people who had pre-ordered it on Kickstarter. Many fans have speculated as to why the game has never been released officially. Importantly, they also want to know why the updates have stopped for the console versions. One of the theories is that the developers are working on a sequel to 7 Days to Die.

7 Days to Die is an open-world game where your skills are tested against a zombie apocalypse. The gameplay is a unique combination of a few different genres. It blends first-person shooting and survival horror against tower defence and roleplaying elements.

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7 Days to Die 2 latest news

There is currently no news about a release date for 7 Days to Die 2. It is unclear whether a sequel will be announced. This is because 7 Days to Die has yet to even get out of the alpha stage. We will update you as soon as we get more information.

What we’d love to see in 7 Days to Die 2

An army base in 7 Days to Die
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Credit: 7 Days to Die Wiki
You have to make your world interesting so that people explore it

More points of interest

One of the aspects that people love to praise 7 Days to Die for is how interesting the world is. This is due to the fact that each map is randomly generated, meaning that each run of the game will be completely different. There are a number of biomes that have unique loot in them, as well as points of interest. These can be stores, campsites, army bases, or even traders that you can interact with.

There are so many more things that could be added to the world for you to explore, though. This is especially important when you consider that these points of interest are usually where people build their bases in the game! Whether it’s on the third floor of a hotel, or in the basement of a church, each of the potential bases could come with unique perks and drawbacks. It would be great to see some more unique places, especially in the different biomes that are just begging to be explored.

Level-by-doing action perks

7 Days to Die has a great perk system, that awards you one perk point every time you level up. These can be used to improve one of the five main attributes. Once you get far enough in your perk tree, you can start to unlock specific upgrades. These are things like Lock Picking and Animal Tracking. This is a great system, especially when used in conjunction with the randomly generated worlds, as you can build each character specifically for the world around them.

The gameplay in 7 Days to Die does lend itself very well to the action perk style of levelling up, though. This is where the player's proficiency in something increases more when the player actually does it, such as running increasing stamina. This is quite well known as being the system used in Valheim.

A combination of these two ways to level up perks could make for some unique gameplay in 7 Days to Die 2. The more basic things such as strength and agility could be directly linked to how often the character practices them, while the intellect points could only be obtained from reading perk books. Then, once these perks have been increased enough, you could choose which of the specific skills to unlock using the points gained from levelling up the character.

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A Point of Interest in 7 Days to Die that looks like it'll have lots of interesting materials for players to use to build their base.
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Credit: 7 Days to Die wiki
Some say that it's better than Minecraft

Keep the level of open-world creativity

There are very few games that allow for the same level of open-world creativity as 7 Days to Die does. Almost everything can be dismantled or built, depending on what you want to do. The actual earth itself can even be terraformed. In fact, one of the aspects that fans love the most is looting everything from POIs, and then hauling it all back to their base to see what kind of crafting recipes they can be used in. This freedom makes 7 Days to Die really unique, especially as a lot of other sandbox-style games tend to be more casual in their gameplay.

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If 7 Days to Die 2 wants to be considered a worthy successor, then it needs to keep allowing players to destroy everything around them as they see fit. Without this feature, the game simply becomes a standard survival horror game.

Better water physics

One of the biggest complaints about 7 Days to Die, especially early on in its development, was its poor use of water physics. If you throw an explosive into a river, then the water would simply stagnate on either side with an empty crater in the middle. Of course, water physics are one of the trickiest things to get right in a game. Considering how long this game has been around though, it’s disappointing to see the kind of state it’s in. This is all the more important when you consider that a lot of the survival mechanics revolve around a fresh source of clean water!

The introduction of better water physics would lead to a drastically different sequel in 7 Days to Die 2. This would introduce a whole new world of possibilities, with players being able to use boats and travel to completely different areas and biomes. There could even finally be boat bases for players to use!

'SWIGGIN SERUM' and 'THE CLUTTER CHEST', two shops that can be found in 7 Days to Die.
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The Wild West, but with zombies this time

An optional, solid storyline

At the moment, there is no real objective in 7 Days to Die, other than to simply survive. When 7 Days to Die was on Kickstarter, the developers promised that they would implement a storyline as one of the stretch goals. However, since this announcement, the video has been completely removed and there has been no further news about a possible story. While seeing how long you and your friends can survive in a zombie apocalypse has huge potential on its own, a lot of people have been left wanting more from the game.

For 7 Days to Die 2 to really have an impact, then it needs to have a solid storyline for players to follow. The quests could have an impact on the world, along with NPC’s and consequences to the player's actions. This would be a great way to improve the game for people who play exclusively in single-player.

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